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Topic: Nutrition

Dana Dolinoy Dana Dolinoy, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 647-3155 E-mail: ddolinoy@umich.edu
Faculty Profile
Video: http://youtu.be/D9CzvalZ2zY

  • Dana Dolinoy's lab investigates environmental epigenetics and gene-environment interactions. It is increasingly recognized that environmental exposure to chemical, nutritional, and behavioral factors alters gene expression and affects health and disease by not only mutating promoter and coding regions of genes, but also by modifying the epigenome.
  • Current projects look at in utero exposure to Bisphenol A and effects on the fetal epigenome; environmental and epigenomic profiling of pre-adolescent females in rural versus urban populations; and effect on on the epigenome of early life exposures (to lead, oxidative stress, iron deficiency).
  • The American Society for Nutrition chose Dana Dolinoy as recipient of the 2011 Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development, which is given to a young investigator for a substantial body of independent research with potential relevance to improving child health.

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SPH Faculty Experts for Nutrition

Dana DolinoyDana Dolinoy, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 647-3155 E-mail: ddolinoy@umich.edu

  • Dana Dolinoy's lab investigates environmental epigenetics and gene-environment interactions. It is increasingly recognized that environmental exposure to chemical, nutritional, and behavioral factors alters gene expression and affects health and disease by not only mutating promoter and coding regions of genes, but also by modifying the epigenome.      MORE

Andrew JonesAndrew Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: 734-647-1881 E-mail: jonesand@umich.edu

  • Can discuss food safety, security, and policy as well as food systems.     MORE

Peter MancusoPeter Mancuso, PhD

Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Phone: (734) 615-5158 E-mail: pmancuso@umich.edu

  • Brings expertise in physiology and immunology to study the effects of environmental factors (such as nutrition and airborne particulates) on the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory diseases and host defense against bacterial pneumonia.      MORE

Ken ResnicowKen Resnicow, Ph.D., B.A.

Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: (734) 647-0212 E-mail: kresnic@umich.edu

  • Focuses on motivational interviewing in health care settings and peer interventions, and application of chaos and complexity science to behavior change.      MORE

Julia WolfsonJulia Wolfson, PhD, MPP

Assistant Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: 734-764-6036 E-mail: jwolfson@umich.edu

  • Mixed-methods health policy researcher whose work focuses on health and social policies and programs related to food and beverage choices, diet quality, and obesity and diet-related disease prevention     MORE

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